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balansa clover

  • Highly persistent within grazing systems
  • High yield potential over time
  • Semi prostrate growth habit
  • Fixes free atmospheric Nitrogen
Suitable For

Sowing Rate: 1-8kg/ha
Rainfall: Minimum 450mm per annum
Heading Date: Late
Pasture Life: 5 years+
Soil Fertility: Medium (Olsen P 15-20)

Self regenerating, persistent clover

Viper is a late flowering long season balansa clover that is known as a self regenerating annual legume. It is a semi erect, hollow stemmed that can grow up to 1 metre in height and remains prostrate when grazed. Viper is very hard seeded and will often not start germinating substantially until two summers have passed.

Although predominantly autumn sown, sow Viper strategically through spring mixed with/sown with spring cereals, Italian ryegrass or brassica for a fast 3-4 month burst of legume growth.

Sowing rate (sole): 5-8kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixed): 1-2kg/ha


Minimum 450mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

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